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Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 9:14 am 
 

Running Windows XP.



I am having no troubles, I am happy to say I actually was able to take and use this to also kick through items as I would with andale, in the form I punched up a sieve to run through the Miniatures Then I just highlited and added the words I wanted to the Keyword List and the Trash word list and when I was done I had gone through all of the Leads and had all of the AD&D and D&D fantasy type leads listed for me in about 10 minutes.



That is the only real critical one I have shot at. When I first started out i had about 2400 results. when done I had it down to about 146.



As I emailed you though Nev those are the features I could use. Otherwise this thing does work Wonderfully.



Psst the one thing I am struggling with is after I run a seive I create how on earth can you delete these from the list?

I have about 5 listed and I can not get any to delete and go away. I would like to be able to delete some of these so I do not have to rename or remember which ones do what for me.



If I can not I will have a list of Sieves that take three Hours to scroll through in a matter of a month.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 9:26 am 
 

You can delete a sieve although it's in no way easily apparent how to do so (something I should change).

Go into the 'Select sieve' dialog, click on the sieve you want to delete and hit the delete key on your keyboard!



Time to start a FAQ on the website...



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Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 4:51 pm 
 

Thanks  Nev  Never  Thought of that.  :)


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 4:56 am 
 

by the looks of it auctionseive only does ebay US? are you able to choose the country at all? this would be a great benefit to me if you could choose (amonst the 10 odd countries) that you wich to look at...



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Post Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 5:04 am 
 

There's a backdoor....  :-)



Before clicking on 'Choose...', type the country code, for example 'au'

into the categoryid field. Then when you click on 'choose' it will get

the category list from that country.



It's not reliable (doesn't handle things like uk because they're not .com.uk)

but I plan to develop the feature.



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Post Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 5:18 am 
 

thanks;)

just adding a drop down menu or somthing when you first choose the catagories may help? that way you can have what ever the sites web address are... oh well, us poor overseas people...

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:35 am 
 

Yep - I'll be adding a dropdown to the category chooser dialog.



Of course, it's not just a matter of adding the dropdown - there's a bunch of other stuff going on in the background that needs to be taken care of to make it rock solid.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:52 pm 
 

I've been using my own home-grown software I hacked-up in about 2 hours.

It's simple, but effective: I only show new results of my searches.  I run it once a

day, and I get e-mailed a report (so I don't have to worry about gui programming,)

containing links to the new items in my searches.  My searches are either titles

and or contents, which are easy to specify using the e-bay form of:

"this+that+-notthis".  Parsing the output is pretty easy - although ebay did change

things a bit recently.  I used about 120 lines of Java, which was mostly string

handling (searching ebay replies for results.)  Plus a script which runs it, saves the

results and e-mails me the new changes.



This style is good for me, where I only get a few new hits in my 100+ search list each

day.  It doesn't work well when many things change.  For those, I still use bookmarked

searches.  



I never search by category.  It's too time consuming to specify and perform.

AuctionSieve would be much better for me for searches by category, or for searches

with many results.  If it could filter out only new items, then I might switch to it.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2003 9:03 pm 
 

Thanks for the feedback Enkidu.



Working on the search stuff...



BTW In Tools-Options, you can turn on 'Ignore auctions already seen'.

Then when you get auctions, auctions that you've previously retrieved get filtered out.



I uhmed and ahed about whether to make this the default - it confused some of my testers when they hit 'get auctions' and no results were returned (becasue they'd already done it once before just a minute ago).



BTW Did anyone bother to read the tips of the day? - I know I ignore them for lots of software I use. ;-)

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2003 3:31 pm 
 

Offtopic...



My work on AuctionSieve is going to be delayed a couple of days.



I was procrastinating and got round to doing another site I'd been meaning to do for a while showing how I fixed my stuffed hard drive - My dead hard drive story



And it's been posted on slashdot so I've suddenly got 10's of thousands of hits and lots of emails. :-)

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:04 pm 
 

Finally released 1.2.0

eBay auction search software tool | AuctionSieve



Biggest thing it adds is regular eBay searches.



You can specify

- search terms in the normal way

- specify to search in description as well as title

- exclusion words

- specify categories to restrict search to - this was something Foul asked for - eg you can specify to search all the Games categories except D&D to find those miscategorised bargains!



Oh and all those View link problems have been solved for those of you running Win ME & 98.



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Post Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:46 pm 
 

Thanks Nev!



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Post Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:09 am 
 

Nev, congrats on the little one...:)

now when i click on an item in Auction Seive it opens up another page but the page never loads properly, just come up with a "The page cannot be displayed"...

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:56 am 
 

Thanks Brette!

Have you got any firewall or ad blocking software?
What's the url in your browser?

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